USA. John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 raised over US$87,000 for charity last year via coin donations.
JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), the company which operates Terminal 4, partnered with concessions operators to set up more than 30 coin collection boxes throughout the terminal at cash registers and in high traffic areas. The foreign coinage was then exchanged into US Dollars by Travelex for free of charge.
The funds collected were donated to the following charities: American Cancer Society, City Harvest, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens and Safe Haven, A Safe Place For Babies.
The donations are part of Terminal 4’s broader corporate giving programme, which aims to develop the future workforce and promote success. The charitable contributions received by T4 provide financial assistance, services for veterans, nonprofit organisations for health and human services, education and the environment.
JFKIAT President and CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff said: “Terminal 4 and our employees are committed to giving back to the community, and these donations are just one of the many ways we are able to do so. Our passengers were extremely generous last year. We appreciate their contributions to T4’s fundraising efforts and look forward to even more giving back in 2017.”